Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the families Mustelidae (which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and wolverines), and Mephitidae (which also includes the skunks). They are not a natural taxonomic grouping, but are united by possession of a squat body adapted for fossorial activity. Badger mandibular condyles connect to long cavities in their skulls, which gives resistance to jaw dislocation and increases their bite grip strength. This in turn limits jaw movement to hinging open and shut, or sliding from side to side, but it does not hamper the twisting movement possible for the jaws of most mammals.
- 3 cracked lumbar and 5 broken thoracic which have been repaired
- Broken right fibula and one right foot proximal
- Left foot has 3 broken proximal
- Pelvis is brken and has a partial hyoid
- Skull Length 10.9cm (4.3in)
- Skull Width 6.7cm (2.6in)
- Skull Height 5.1cm (2in)